Join Date: Jul 2006
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Video of my first club ride with a BF member
Today I took my first real group ride
with The Hammerin' Wheels Road Bike Club. This was a 28 mile ride with a couple of short climbs and descents, but nothing real grueling. It was billed as a ride for "intermediate beginner +" riders. Why did I ride a beginner ride when I'm not technically a beginner, you ask? Well, all their intermediate to advanced rides have average speeds that I know I can't maintain, so I was waiting for a ride that I knew I could keep up on for the entire ride.
I met BF member sinclac. He was wearing the red Bike Forums 50+ jersey you see in the video, and was one of the ride leaders.
On this ride I rode with the leaders for the entire ride. It started in Roseville and wound through Rocklin and Lincoln before returning to Roseville. The two climbs were on Twelve Bridges Drive in Lincoln. I don't think the grades got much over 7%. I did my usual push hard on the climbs and live up to my username thing.
I apologize for the bounciness in the video. I adjusted the straps upward on the GoPro chest strap mount, but it made the problem worse instead of better.
Video is of the two climbs and descents. The rest of the ride was full of loud traffic and flat to slight inclines, so I figured it wasn't as interesting. Video is 100% natural sound. This means female cyclist heavy breathing on the climbs, so be forewarned!
Last edited by freighttraininguphill; 02-18-12 at 11:22 PM.
Reason: added audio warning